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Shirley's Creeper sage (Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper') - closeup of flower

Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper'

Shirley's Creeper sage


18-24 in


5-6 ft


6 ft

Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper' Characteristics


  • Aromatic foliage
  • Fast-growing
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Wind resistant
  • Evergreen

Foliage color

  • Green / Blue-green

Growth habit (plant shape)

  • Mounding
  • Trailing


  • Sunny all day - Coast
  • Light or dappled shade
  • Sunny all day - Inland
  • Morning sun

Season of interest (flowering)

  • Spring

Season of interest (foliage)

  • Year round

Your soil type

  • Clay
  • Sand

Water requirements

  • None
  • None - Low

Critter resistance

  • Deer resistant
  • Rabbit resistant

Wildlife appeal

  • Attracts bees
  • Attracts hummingbirds
  • Attracts beneficial insects
  • Attracts butterflies
  • Attracts birds

Suggested uses

  • Rock garden
  • Under CA native oaks
  • Under eucalyptus
  • Median strip
  • Firescaping
  • Under pine trees
  • Groundcover


  • California

Plants that work well with Salvia 'Shirley's Creeper'

California fescue California fescue (Festuca californica)
WR seaside daisy WR seaside daisy (Erigeron 'WR')
Howard McMinn manzanita Howard McMinn manzanita (Arctostaphylos 'Howard McMinn')
Owlswood Blue ceanothus Owlswood Blue ceanothus (Ceanothus 'Owlswood Blue')
San Bruno Mountain golden aster San Bruno Mountain golden aster (Heterotheca sessiliflora ssp. bolanderi 'San Bruno Mountain')
California sagebrush California sagebrush (Artemisia californica)
Red buckwheat, Rosy buckwheat Red buckwheat, Rosy buckwheat (Eriogonum grande var. rubescens)